ARTIST ALLEY - WHAT's THAT?
In Artist Alley, you'll find an amazing showcase of artists celebrating all things pop culture! These artists create original and fan art including but not limited to: comic books, art prints, novels, jewellery, clothing and homewares.
DO I QUALIFY FOR AN ARTIST ALLEY STAND?
Artist alley is a space for independent artists who are producing either:
- self-made artwork in the form of comics, prints, cards, posters or other printed paper-based media,
- self-written and self-published novels or writings in book/comic form or
- handmade and designed jewellery, apparel or homewares. Artists may not sell a commercial amount of any product or sell any product that was not primarily drawn/designed (and handmade/constructed where appropriate) by themselves.
For the full Terms & Conditions, please click here: Artist Alley Terms & Conditions
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process must be completed for each artist/art group. Once applications are closed, your application will be reviewed by a panel of curators. Once the curators have completed reviewing the submitted portfolios, all artists will be notified of their status.
SUBMITTING YOUR PORTFOLIO
Upon applying, we ask that you provide a current portfolio of your work to assist in the judging process. Your portfolio should clearly display a sample of the items you would be intending to sell at Comic Con Cape Town. Your portfolio is what your application is judged on, so the better it represents your business, the better your chances are. Your portfolio can be presented as a dedicated website, Facebook page or slideshow, as long as it clearly only shows your original work. For authors we ask that you provide cover art, a synopsis and the first chapter of your novel.
WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PORTFOLIO
Your application will be accepted based on your portfolio, so be sure it clearly displays your work. If you are submitting a social media page (such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.) then those pages need to clearly show your own work. If you are a print artist, digital versions of your works are acceptable. If you sell physical items, clear images of the items are best. Your portfolio can also include images of your table/booth/space setup. Your portfolio should best represent what you intend to display or sell at your table.
Quality is the single biggest factor taken into consideration in the curation process, but Artist Alley curators will also place a high value on work that is original, highly distinctive or new.
PAYMENT: R 2650,00 EXCL. VAT PER TABLE
Once notified of acceptance into the 2020 Comic Con Cape Town Artist Alley, artists are required to pay the full amount owed for space within 14 days of receiving their contract.
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
Applications will close approximately 10 weeks before the event or when space has been booked out, with all applicants contacted of their status approximately 8 weeks before the event, to allow time for accommodation and transport to be booked. The payment due date will be 2 weeks after receiving your application acceptance.
- Phase 1 Application Deadline: 29 November 2019
- Phase 1 Notifications: 13 December 2019
- Phase 2 Application Deadline: 31 January 2020
- Phase 2 Notifications: 07 February 2020
- Final Phase Application Deadline: 10 April 2020
- Final Phase Notifications: 17 April 2020
For more information on the Comic Con Cape Town Artist Alley please contact us at, info@ComicConCapeTown.co.za . While we are able to respond to most requests, no feedback or comments will be offered to applicants about their specific applications and all judging decisions are final.